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Things don’t make us happy. Sharing does.

A Canadian religious sister was visiting her sisters in Cameroon in Africa. The sisters were taking her to a poor woman living in a traditional round adobe and thatched roof hut of the area. They gave the visitor a bag of rice to bring as a gift to the woman. They entered the home and gave the rice to the mother of the family. She invited them to be seated and said she would be with them in a minute. She left with the rice and returned a few moments later with half the bag gone. She had given the rice to a neighbor who had no more rice for her own family. Then the visit began.

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Letting Go

I stand alone as this tree.  Slowly being stripped.
Yet, still showing the beauty of the God who  created me.
It helps me understand my vulnerability, my need to let go.
The wind has passed my way and taken away some of my coat.
The rain has poured over me and scattered part of me on the ground below.
What are some of the elements in my life that have forced me to LET GO?
 

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God’s Paint Brush

Wandering through the forest something delightful is happening all around.

Splashes of color are surrounding me; all is being transformed.          

I stand in the center of these magnificence colors

How am I experiencing my own transformation?

I am the Masterpiece of the Divine Artist.

How am I responding to the Divine strokes of beauty in my life?

God sees within me the hope for perfect fulfillment of all God has create

me to be.

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